He makes the deepest neuroscientific insights come alive. It is a masterful work. It interweaves science, art, and the imagination with golden ratios, The reader has the joy of perceiving the world through such masters as Galileo, Alan Turing, Darwin and Francis Crick, among others. Galileo is taken on a search for the meaning of consciousness, in the same manner as Dante travels in The Divine Comedy. I have one complaint about the book.
Read this book if you want to get a peak in the latest developments in the search for the meaning of consciousness, and also to enjoy a very well-crafted allegorical thought experiment. I could not understand where the journey was going. Su quel confine della conoscenza, l'umanesimo, cioè quel che l'uomo ha tentato lentamente, nei millenni, di comprendere di sé, della sua mente e del suo corpo, si incontra con quel che sta scoprendo negli ultimi decenni con il metodo scientifico, ad una velocità sempre più vertiginosa. First of all it has an unusual format. En ese tiempo se desarrollaron todos los mitos -salvo el de la bola azul flotando en el espacio, que es el único según Campbel, que no poseyeron nuestros antepasados remotos.
In Phi, this is conveyed through a series of dazzling thought experiments aided by cameos from Shannon and philosophers Spinoza, Leibniz and Thomas Nagel the only living person to figure in the book. . The first thing I noticed about it was that it was extraordinarily heavy - the paper is very thick, and there are a tremendous number of beautiful images and illustrations in every chapter. Not since Gödel, Escher, Bach has there been a book that interweaves science, art, and the imagination with such originality. In this part, Crick takes Galileo to see a variety of people with brain limitations or damage, to understand how various parts of our brain contribute to consciousness. The device is brilliant in some places, tortuous in others, but ambitious throughout. Along the way, Galileo meets many other historical figures, from Francis Crick to Alan Turing to Freud to Kant to Borges, each introduced to illustrate some aspect of how our brains work and what constitutes consciousness.
Many of us thanks a lot upfront if you are ready to go to meet you! This beautiful and arresting narrative will transform the way we think of ourselves and the world. La migliore recensione di questo libro l'ha scritta Antonio Pascale, nel link qui sotto e vale la pena di leggerla, perché è bella di per sé, indipendentemente dal libro voglio dire. This beautiful and arresting narrative will transform the way we think of ourselves and the world. Consciousness cannot just rest inside the shroud of science, because consciousness is more than an object of science: it is its subject, too. Never dull, never less than provocative, simply not convincing nor full bodied.
Copyright © 1995 - 2019. It's basically a thought experiment, highly allegorical, with many obscure literary, historical, and philosophical allusions. But it just feels like after all of that initial effort he became tired with the project and just wanted it finished before perfecting it. If we already have, consider becoming a member. Public lectures at local universities, most prominently the Georgia Tech College of Sciences, are a mainstay of our meetup calendar. Unfortunately, Phi suffers from poor at times very poor writing. This is some fascinating stuff.
Also how consciousness must be present, to some degree, even before birth at the foetus level and many other biological revelations about consciousness. For the less technically-oriented reader with little There's a lot here that is interesting, but the biggest problem with this book is that I cannot figure out who it is written for. But the similarities end there. The subtitle, claiming a journey from mind to soul, seems specious to me. In this category-defying book, he presents his quantitative theory of how brain produces mind as a voyage of discovery imagined for Galileo Galilei. The book engages Galileo in conversation with scientific guides like Alan Turing and Charles Darwin to explore the idea of consciousness.
Consciousness is tightly linked to complexity and to information, with profound consequences for understanding our place in the evolving Universe. Sometimes, he does that quite well. En el presente, incluso la ciencia ficción, parece haber perdido la capacidad para establecer posibles futuros, ya que el ser humano parece capaz de imaginar de forma linealmente predictiva, pero no de forma exponencialmente predictiva. Mar 3, 2013 — Or, Galilieo Trips Balls and Learns the Secrets of Life This book is written by the man who, to the best of my knowledge, put forth the first quantifiable theory of consciousness, called Integrated Information Theory. I am not sure whether the book would have been better without that chapter, but it certainly would have been prettier. All in all, this is one of the most original, imaginative books I have ever read; it ranks up there with. The journey takes place in an extended dream as these narrators lead Galileo through a series of incidents that serve to highlight major neurological discoveries of our time as they also raise significant questions about who we are.
That's partly because Tononi's dramatic approach is more device than literary performance. This approach is reminiscent of Dante's Inferno, but with a scientific attitude superimposed onto artistic and religious themes. It has a rich appearance, sleek and elegant outside, with thick glossy paper, fine inks, countless pictures and a six page Table of Contents inside. Tononi on this field are fascinating to think and debate about. The images are interspersed with a text which is consciously modeled on the Divine Comedy; everything comes in threes and Tononi balances his vision of the infernal dimensions of consciousness with the wonders of life. This is the latter kind of book, combining Renaissance art, famous characters from history, and a study of what goes on in the brain to create consciousness. Throughout the journey, the book presents a theory of consciousness grounded in neuroscience that anybody can understand, without any major scientific knowledge.
I have been I'm Atlanta for 4 years and love to find new and interesting things to do in the city. Galileo negotiates some tricky concepts on a road long trodden by neuroscientists and neurologists seeking to track consciousness down to its lair in the brain. This method of presenting ideas seems on the rise. I can confirm that such is my experience, too. The main character in the book is the great Galileo Galilei who acts as an exemplar of the ever curious man of science who himself wonders about the mystery of consciousness. Tononi, a neuroscientist, psychiatrist and expert on sleep and consciousness, is also that rarest of modern scholars — an idealist.